1st week in Italy...

Castiglion Fiorentino Travel Blog

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Well, we started school this week...it was a pretty long first part of the week.  We had school on Monday and Tuesday from 8-10pm.  During the day, we have design class, urban and regional landscape history, italian class and drawing/graphics.  The days feel so long cause there really aren't any breaks!  We usually get a couple hours before dinner to run errands in the city of whatever.  On Monday, we took a nice long walk around the city to see our project site.  Now, for those of you who don't know, this area is VERY hilly and steep.  I think all of us are getting in excellent shape because of all the walking that we do.  It's kind of nice not to have to rely on a car at all.  If you ever need anything in town, you have to walk a fair distance to get there.

  School is pretty laid back though once we're not in class.  During our breaks, I play ping pong a lot or go get gelato.  On Wednesday, we went on a field trip to Florence.  It was a short day trip, but we got to see some of the main sights.  We had a delicious meal for lunch and got to see the Boboli Gardens in the afternoon.  Yesterday was our last day of school for the week and now we're free for the weekend!  Veronica, Krystie and I did laundry yesterday at the "local" laundry mat.  I say "local" because it's a about a 20-25 minute walk! That took up most of the afternoon I guess...Next week we're going to Rome for a three day field trip.  Right now, though, I have a nice three-day weekend here in Castiglion.  Probably will go to Arezzo tomorrow for a day trip....Ciao!    

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Ping pong fun!
Ping pong fun!
Group shot
Group shot
Ken playing the guitar
Ken "playing" the guitar
Firenze! (Florence!)
Firenze! (Florence!)
More Firenze
More Firenze
Kevin and Josh
Kevin and Josh
Boboli Gardens
Boboli Gardens
Our imitation of a grade school pi…
Our imitation of a grade school p…
View of the city
View of the city
More city
More city
a cool bridge around the school
a cool bridge around the school
My mouth is full apparently
My mouth is full apparently
Castiglion Fiorentino
photo by: krystieo